The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini

6 Jun - 7 Aug 2019

The Barber of Seville

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The story

Dashing Count Almaviva is in love with the feisty young Rosina. But her guardian, Dr. Bartolo, is determined to marry her himself. Cue Figaro – aka The Barber of Seville – with a series of hair-brained schemes, one of which just might work.

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One of the craziest operatic comedies ever written. Rossini’s razor-sharp musical wit delivers in riotous technicolour.

Count Almaviva John Tessier
Rosina Sandra Piques Eddy
Figaro Morgan Pearse
Dr Bartolo Andrew Collis
Don Basilio Ashraf Sewailam
Berta Morag Atchison
Fiorello/Officer James Harrison (Akl)
Fiorello/Officer Joel Amosa (Wgtn/Chc)

Conductor Wyn Davies
Director Lindy Hume
Set and Costume Designer Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Assistant Director Jacqueline Coats

Auckland
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
June 6, 13 & 15 at 7.30pm
June 9 at 2.30pm

Wellington
Opera House
June 29 & July 4 at 7.30pm
July 2 at 6.30pm
July 6 at 5pm

Christchurch
Isaac Theatre Royal
August 1, 3 & 7 at 7.30pm
August 5 at 6.30pm

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra Wellington
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
A New Zealand Opera co-production with Opera Queensland and Seattle Opera

The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 20 minute interval

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